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The new automated gate will speed up processes at the Port of Immingham. Image ABP

A new gate automation system has been installed at the container terminal at Associated British Port’s (ABP) Humber port of Immingham, which complements the existing terminal entry system.

Costing £1.5 million, the new terminal entry system will speed up the operations process in the Immingham Container Terminal (ICT) and offer other multiple benefits to customers including improved turnaround time

Simon Bird, Regional Director said: “This investment into a new entry system will allow us to process arrivals and departures efficiently and give the best experience to our visiting hauliers.

“Recent improvements and investments are shining through clearly with an average turnaround time for road haulage consistently under 30 mins within the Immingham terminal.”

He added, “Having completed a £50 million investment at the start of 2021, the Humber’s provision to serve the container sector goes from strength to strength with these ongoing investments, both in Hull and Immingham. The extra space and equipment are further evidence of the growing value the terminals have in the economic life of the North of England and the Midlands.”

The terminal already operated an automated gate entry system, but this new infrastructure gives the same facility to manage trucks in our new seven-acre empty expansion area.

Hauliers entering the terminal will need to have a valid booking with a valid unit ID. The system then provides high resolution images of the container arriving and departing the terminal.

Immingham container terminal handles 15 vessel calls a week connecting to major ports of Europe via shipping lines connecting to Scandinavia, the Baltic, the Netherlands, Germany, and Poland with a wider global reach through various deep sea feeder providers.  Its prime location on the UK east coast allows cargo owners and shippers to reduce carbon, cost, and congestion for customers by landing cargo as close as possible to its end destination.

The port, which is one of the largest in the UK by volume of tonnage, is located on the Humber Estuary and offers excellent road and rail links.  The recent expansion and investment are preparing the port for future growth without impacting productivity.

The terminal has a new induction video and card system for hauliers visiting the terminal at and further information will be communicated directly to customers.